The Bruce Silverstein Gallery in Chelsea, New York City, has a marvelous series of online spaces where you can listen to Pierrot Lunaire and look at the work of Lisette Model, a student of Schoenberg. HT Prudence Whittlesey.
2012 will mark the centennial of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire,” an atonal song cycle using German translations of Albert Giraud’s grisly French expressionist poems about the old commedia dell’arte clown, Pierrot. (By “French” I mean the language. Giraud was a Belgian, from Leuven.)
The occasion cannot go unmarked, and since Tim Morton and I share a passion for this piece of music (as well as for Henri Rousseau’s “Carnival Evening [Philadelphia], a painting often associated with the music) we wanted to do something to commemorate it.